All round American musician, morgxn has singing in his blood. His grandfather, a Vaudeville singer in the same circuit as Eddie Cantor, was instrumental in instilling a deep love of music, singing, and songwriting.
morgxn’s debut, ‘love you with the lights on’ is a euphoric single brimming with smoky sensuality, and deeply personal lyrics.
“I find it really hard to talk about beauty because my whole life has been people telling me what they think is beautiful on me. The problem is that from early age it was difficult to decipher beauty from danger – and i’ve spent a lifetime running from beauty,”
“What is it we see when we look at ourselves in the mirror? Do we see our reflection or do we see some warped version of our reflection based on years of abuse and rejection and judgment and …. fuck. What if we saw each other with the light on some eternal/internal flame that seared through the heart of it all and exposed who we really are – fierce, loving, beating hearts.”
ZAYN has met his match, in Norwegian singer and musician Astrid S.
Following on from the epic ‘Paper Thin,’ is the video for ‘Hurts So Good,’ directed by the acclaimed screenwriter and director, Andreas Öhman at Naïve Studio in Sweden.
About the video, Astrid remarks:
“It was a very cool experience to do this music video. I went to Stockholm for two days, and we filmed it by a beautiful summer house outside of the city, as well as in a studio. It felt so uncomfortable doing the scenes with the actor which depict the aspects of a complicated relationship reflected in the song’s lyrics. But after seeing the final result it was so worth it. I’m very happy with the video, and I think it suits both the song and me.”
It’s the lead single from her upcoming, self-titled EP, and was written by Lindy Robbins (Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato) and Julia Michaels (Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Little Mix) and produced by Max Martin Studios and MAG. That would explain the strong pop influence!
Of the EP, Astrid says:
“Until now, my fans have had to wait a long time to hear new music from me, one track a year! But, I’ve been in the studio, working hard, and now I have lots to share with you. This May, my first 5 track EP will be coming to you all to listen to whenever and wherever! I am so excited!”
The EP is set to be released on 20 May via Virgin EMI.
Let’s decelerate it a bit with ‘Chase Me Down’ by Souvenir (aka Massachusetts-born 20 year old Michael Fenuccio).
Citing influences from the likes of Troye Sivan, Thomston, and Kevin Garrett, ‘Chase Me Down’ is an indietronica pop song about a secret crush Michael had on his straight best friend. It has been co-written and produced by Andrew Novoa.
That crush…it’s probably not so secret now!
Sounds like: Kevin Garrett, Mumford & Sons, Troye Sivan
Chelsea Effect is a new band project founded by Canadian born artist, Emerald Isabella. The project is named after the effect the legendary Hotel Chelsea in New York City had on pop culture in the 1960’s.
The vocals on her debut single, ‘Good Enough’ reminds us of an early Ellie Goulding, but with a modern twist thanks to the wobbling electronic beats.
The track was co-written and produced by Bram Inscore (Beck, Troye Sivan, Twin Shadow) and mixed by Andrew Maury (RAC, Lewis Del Mar).